DIY Thrifty Play House
Meet Holly – Holly has an awesome blog about one of my favorite things, thrifting. AND, look at the cork board hanging behind her! Clearly, I can
have a lot of wine relate to this woman.
See how she transformed a cardboard box…
Hello! My name is Holly, and I blog over at Life as a Thrifter. I am most thrilled to be guest posting today! My blog is all about being thrifty, so I thought I’d share a cheap and easy project made from an old cardboard box. I hope this playful project brings you a bit of inspiration!
How to make a Thrift Play House
I started by cutting holes for the door and windows. Next, I painted several strips of cardstock different shades of teal, and simply glued them on the cardboard. (I did this by dipping each strip into a mixture of Mod Podge and water.) However, to make things SUPER easy, you could, in fact, just simply paint the whole thing whatever color you wanted! I used the same method with black strips for the roof and shutters.
On the inside, I Mod Podged old children’s book pages to the walls. When that was dry, I painted a black frame in the center of the back wall and put a mirror from the Dollar Tree right in the middle.
Later, I came back and added a few small details like the numbers and light.
Thanks so much for allowing me to share today, Amanda! If you’d like to see more thrifty projects, be sure to check out Life as a Thrifter! Happy hunting, everyone! -Holly
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Have your kids played in a big box before?
Have you ever thought about turning it into some cute like this?
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